The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Monetary Cranks

  • David Clark
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_753

Abstract

The history of ideas tends to concentrate on the successful ideas – ideas which appear to have been precursors of the orthodoxy of the day. As a result, ideas which had large followings but which are later considered ‘cranky’ tend to be ignored. This is especially true of the ideas of those who we can loosely call the monetary cranks.

Keywords

Douglas, C. H. Gold standard Monetary cranks Money supply Social credit Underconsumptionism 

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  • David Clark
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